No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Commissioned by Francis Noel Clarke Mundy, and by descent to
The Rev. W.G. Clarke-Maxwell, Markeaton Hall; Christie's, London, 15 May 1936, lot 19 (120 gns. to Fowles).
By descent, with the other portraits from the set, to
Major E.P.G. Miller-Mundy, M.C.; Christie's, London, 20 June 1975, lot 147 (sold £8,000).
Purchased by the present owner in 1990.
THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN
B. Nicolson, Joseph Wright of Derby: Painter of Light, London and New York, I, pp. 2, 17, 28-9, 184-5, no. 27; and II, p. 21, pl. 38.
E.K. Waterhouse, The Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters in oils and crayons, Woodbridge, 1981, p. 426, illustrated.
J. Egerton, Wright of Derby, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London and elsewhere, 1990, p. 38, the suite of frames for the Markeaton Hunt portraits described by P. Mitchell under 'Wright's Picture Frames', pp. 275-76.
Derby, Town Hall, 1762-63.
Derby, City Museum and Art Gallery, Bi-Centenary Exhibition of Works of Wright of Derby, 1934, no. 26.